SmackDown Five-Point Preview: July 12, 2013

SmackDown Five-Point Preview: July 12, 2013

With All-Star showdown imminent, who will seize momentum?

Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus: Raw, July 8, 2013

Daniel Bryan goes one-on-one with his former rival Sheamus.

The combatants of the  Money in the Bank All-Stars Ladder Match were certainly firing on all cylinders Monday night on Raw, and they’ll look to stay hot tonight on the final SmackDown before the explosive pay-per-view showdown this Sunday. In what is sure to be a mega-main event battle, Sheamus locks horns with Randy Orton in a fierce battle for momentum. Will The Viper put the bite on The Celtic Warrior, or can Sheamus ram through Orton? And since we're speaking of All-Stars …                  

Daniel Bryan is, without a doubt, the hottest Superstar in all of WWE. Tonight on SmackDown, the bearded wonder takes on the former two-time World Champion, Christian, in a one-on-one bout ahead of Sunday’s ladder-laden contest. Can Captain Charisma throw a bucket of cold water on those flames, or will the goat-faced highflier keep rolling along? That said, will CM Punk and The Viper come knocking for retribution? Find out tonight at 8/7 CT only on Syfy!

Will Jey Uso take a chunk out of The Shield?

The Shield sends a warning to The Usos: WWE SmackDown, July 5, 2013

With Money in the Bank just days away, The Shield sends a unyielding warning to the #1 Contenders to the WWE Tag Team Championships, The Usos.

As both teams get ready to face off in the  Money in the Bank Kickoff, The Usos and WWE Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns come to the blue brand seeking to build steam as Sunday fast approaches. Tonight on SmackDown, Jey Uso will go one-on-one with Seth Rollins in what will undoubtedly be a high-octane — and highly personal — Friday night confrontation.

The Shield's message to The Usos | Who's scarier, The Shield or The Brood?

The Shield is all about playing mind games, and with the battling sons of Rikishi steadily gaining popularity and the backing of the WWE Universe, Rollins & Reigns certainly know the importance of taking the air out of The Usos’ tires with just two days to go before Money in the Bank Kickoff.

Will Curtis Axel avenge his first loss?

Chris Jericho vs. Curtis Axel: Raw, July 8, 2013

Chris Jericho faces Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel while The Miz helps provide commentary...and distractions.

Monday on Raw, Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel reached a new first in his budding WWE career — namely, his first loss. Sure it was at the hands of the legendary Chris Jericho, but still, a loss is a loss. And, especially on the psyche of a young Superstar, such a defeat can leave a lasting impression. Tonight’s rematch against Y2J can be seen as a crucial moment in the career of the third-generation Superstar.

Far from "Perfect"?

How will Axel respond to his first loss, two days before putting his championship on the line against The Miz this Sunday? Find out tonight on SmackDown!

Is the chaos of The Wyatts coming to SmackDown?

The Wyatt Family debut and attack Kane: Raw, July 8, 2013

The Wyatt Family make an impactful debut on Raw.

This week, the WWE Universe bore witness to the latest threat to every Superstar in the locker room. Hailing from the deep, dark woods, The Wyatt Family finally revealed themselves to the world at large, perpetrating a vicious  assault on Kane after his match against Christian and proving that they are, indeed, capable of creating chaos on a bigger stage.

Go into the dark with The Wyatt Family

Will the disturbing Wyatt Family — led by the enigmatic Bray and flanked by his two followers, Luke Harper and Erick Rowan — wreak their backwoods havoc on the blue brand tonight? Find out on SmackDown.

The first-ever in-ring Divas Title Match Contract Signing — what could go wrong?

Kaitlyn & Layla vs. Alicia Fox & AJ Lee: Raw, July 8, 2013

Kaitlyn teams with Layla against Alicia Fox & Divas Champion AJ Lee on Raw.

Divas Champion AJ Lee will meet her  Money in the Bank challenger on SmackDown as the pint-sized powder keg comes face-to-face with Kaitlyn in the first-ever public Divas Championship Match Contract Signing. As they’ve demonstrated on a continual basis, Kaitlyn and AJ simply cannot inhabit the same space without someone getting speared or heartbroken.

Or both.

When the two dueling Divas meet to make their Money in the Bank battle official, expect both broken ribs and broken hearts tonight, only on Syfy!

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